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in the city died there in the disaster. >> when i wanted to come, i couldn't find the information. for foreigners. i was with a lot of foreigners and none of them could speak japanese at all. so i was always translating for them, and speak to the homeowners or something, what do you want. i realized this is something i can do to kind of help foreigners. >> albana arrived soon after the disaster, but he found it hard to get information about what he could do to help the survivors. local governments were unprepared for volunteers who weren't japanese. he began talking directly with people who needed help. removing wreckage or clearing out mud from underneath houses. he responded to any requests. this is the head quarters of "it's not just mud." it's a private house that has been left empty since the disaster. some members of the group have been living here for over a year. >> i love japan for many reasons and i've always wanted to come here. so i actually wanted to come ever since that day. >> reporter: so far, about 1,000 volunteers from 30 countries and territories have worked wit
costs should remain the government's responsibility. similar prothave been recently held in other cities around the country as workers urge the government to protect them. >>> phuket is an idyllic location in southern thailand has plans to lure a segment of the muslims who make up nearly 25% of the world's population. we have more. >> reporter: eight million travellers a year head to phu t phuket. ♪ >> reporter: one of phuket's annual tourism events shows what the island has to offer guests. visiting is the secretary gener general. he threw his weight behind the plan. >> if we want to cater for all sorts of clients and tourists, we need to be sensitive to their demands. >> more restaurants in phuket serve halal which means perishable. this restaurant said diners can eat in confidence with dishes that have no pork or alcohol. many tourists find the halal signs reassuring. >> i think it's the best place in phuket. a lot of the halal food and restaurant. a cute and nice place. >> reporter: a new type of islamic culture has also opened. -- islamic hotel has also opened. features prayer ma
israeli officials to lift their five-year economic blockade of the city. the agreement states israel will open border crossings and allow people and goods to pass 24 hours after the cease-fire takes effect. >> translator: i hope the blockade gets lifted so i can look for work and make a living. >> hamas leaders are calling for the removal of the blockade while israeli officials may seek a partial lifting. the two sides are faced with the challenge of narrowing the gap through discussions. >>> investigators in israel say they've arrested an israeli arab man in connection with the tel aviv bus bombing. the attack happened toward the tail end of the gaza conflict. it wounded nearly 30 people. israeli police announced the arrest a day after the cease-fire. they say the suspect is associated with hamas and another militant group, the islamic jihad. investigators say the organizations gave him instructions and he used a mobile phone to detonate the bomb. police suspect the man may have targeted the bus in retaliation for israel's attacks on gaza. they're investigating the possible involvem
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